Live This Month: July 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: July 2017 (Podcast #410) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. This month's mix features unpredictable Philly art-rock band Palm, the genre-mashing punk-meets-electronic music of Algiers, and Vinyl Williams' psych-pop. This podcast also highlights the returns of veteran indie rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars and noise project Pharmakon, whose latest albums are being heralded as career highlights. We've also got new music from a slew of great local bands, including Flesh World, whose new album arrives in September, [...]

Q&A: The Younger Lovers premiere new music video for “Poseur”

The Younger Lovers is one of those bands that, if you live in the Bay Area, and like the alternative DIY scene, but don't listen to them, I don't trust you. It's not even if you don't like them, but if you've never even listened. Never went out of your bubble to look. If that's the case, look no further: I'm here to help and to work on my trust issues. Brontez Purnell is the frontman of the band, a writer/zine maker, a trained dancer, and fearless and amazing and talented and truly has made the Bay Area his own. [...]

Tonight! Kevin Morby, Mall Walk, The Younger Lovers at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records

A few months ago Oakland's raddest record shop expanded their store to nearly twice its original size, and substantially increased their vinyl selection. Tonight, if you can tear yourself away from thumbing through the 7-inches, you should wander into 1-2-3-4 Go! Records' backroom where Kevin Morby, Mall Walk, and The Younger Lovers will all play very intimate sets. Kevin Morby looks shockingly young if you've only listened to his music. The first time I saw him at Brick and Mortar I covertly Google Image'd him to double-check he wasn't some kid who had wandered on-stage. As the former bassist in Woods and [...]

The Younger Lovers, Yi join all-local Hemlock Tavern bill

Hailing from Oakland, The Younger Lovers is the solo act of Brontez Purnell. A fast-paced snotty garage rock project, the music is deeply rooted in elements that are equal parts soul and punk. The Younger Lovers will descend on San Francisco for a special performance at the Hemlock Tavern. They'll be joined by a slew of Bay Area bands -- San Francisco’s Quaaludes, East Bay’s Bad Daddies, and Oakland’s Yi -- to create a cosmic super force of local music. Yi’s Crying LP, slated for release on May 22nd, is fast, abrasive punk music that borders ugly pop. Take the [...]

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Videos: The Younger Lovers – "Hey Now" / "Get Up, Get Up"

Sugar in My Pocket is the third LP from Brontez Purnell's The Younger Lovers, and it's available now on Southpaw Records. The collection was recorded by Warm Soda's Matthew Melton and it's catchy as hell. Enjoy videos for "Hey Now" and "Get Up, Get Up" below and stream the whole album after the jump. The Younger Lovers will be performing at The Night Light this Friday night.

The Younger Lovers’ Brontez Purnell and Adal Castellon attacked in Oakland

Some terrible news to report via Night Fog Reader and The Bay Citizen: Brontez Purnell and Adal Castellon, both of the band The Younger Lovers, were attacked in Oakland Wednesday night. According to the Bay Citizen: The musicians were at Club Paradiso on Telegraph Avenue when they were approached by two men around 2 a.m. who had also been at the club. As Purnell and Castellon were unlocking their bikes, the pair approached them, shouting gay slurs and telling them that “if they were in Jamaica they’d be dead," according to Purnell. Purnell yelled back at them, “How dare you?” [...]

Free show Thursday: Sic Alps, Bare Wires, The Younger Lovers at Cafe Du Nord

Free show alert: this Thursday night at Cafe Du Nord, you can see Sic Alps, Bare Wires, and The Younger Lovers, courtesy of Vice and Vitamin Water. The bill was curated by The Thermals, who, I should point out, will not be in attendance, but demonstrated some really good taste here. RSVP with Vice to get on the list. Vids from all three bands below.

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